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Simon Singh on The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

By 15 January 2014

[ 17 January 2014; 4:00 pm; ] Questacon have word on a pretty exciting talk this Friday:

Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem’ and ‘The Code Book’, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets’. He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and [...]

This month at The Phoenix

By 11 January 2014

[ 1 January 2014 to 31 January 2014. ] This just in to keep us all grooving!

Saturday 11th 8:30pm
Holy Eucharist Line Label Launch
Matthew Elias
Crmwll
Northumberland
Stenxh
Tim Pearce

Monday 13th 8pm
2XX LocalnLive Presents Bootleg Sessions
Time and Weight
Johnny Roadkill
Bacon Cakes
Dylan Hekimian

Tuesday 14th 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday 15th 8pm
BAD!SLAM!NO!BIRTHDAY!BISCUIT!

Thursday 16th 9pm
Revellers
Yoko Oh No
The Union Pacific
Grenadiers

Saturday 18th 9:30pm
All In A Year
No Assumption
Suburban Haze
Office Jerk

Monday 20th 8pm
The Bootleg Sessions
The [...]

The New Year hasn’t really started until it’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

By 10 January 2014
The New Year hasn't really started until it's BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

[ 15 January 2014; 7:30 pm; ]

Facebook brings the news we’ve been waiting for:

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you a stage microphones an audience MCs judges scores The Master of Conflict and adding for your two minutes of your original material on the Phoenix stage for prizes!

So many prizes, all first prizes!

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM!
AND WANTS YOUR WORDS!

And because we are the [...]

Canberra Comedy Festival complete their full unveiling!

By 10 January 2014
Canberra Comedy Festival complete their full unveiling!

The Canberra Comedy Festival have made a further announcement on their jam packed lineup for 2014:
Canberra Comedy Festival have added even more shows to their already massive line-up that will run between 4 and 9 March at various venues around Canberra.
The festival’s first announcement in December included two special shows by Doug Anthony All [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

By 9 January 2014
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 10 January 2014

[ 10 January 2014 to 12 January 2014. ]

It’s a funny old time of year but it appears we have another weekend coming up.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra in this break within a break?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Star Wars Burlesque returns to the Canberra Theatre

By 9 January 2014
Star Wars Burlesque returns to the Canberra Theatre

[ 14 March 2014; 8:00 pm; ]

Because so many of you are dirty nerds who like to be exploited (and there’s nothing wrong with that) it’s worth mentioning that the Canberra Theatre has a listing for The Empire Strips Back:

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….

Finally returning to Canberra after two years, THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK: A Star [...]

The Carnival Parade needs you

By 8 January 2014
The Carnival Parade needs you

Community Services has just tweeted its need jigglers and jugglers for the Beer And Meat On A Stick Day Parade!
Email the intriguing info@subsdance.com.au to get involved if you have “special talents”.
Be a part of #CBR most exciting street parade at this year's @NatMultiFest pic.twitter.com/eq3eN0BTp1
— Community Services (@CSD_ACT) January 7, 2014

Because what we needed was another zombie film

By 6 January 2014

Joy Burch has announced a funding round to local film makersL
More than $80,000 has been provided to nine screen-based artists through the 2014 ACT Screen Arts Fund, ACT Minister for the Arts Joy Burch said today.
“The ACT Screen Arts Fund provides opportunities for the ACT community to access funding for film and screen projects,” [...]

Amy Dunham takes over Creative Production of the Fringe

By 2 January 2014
Amy Dunham takes over Creative Production of the Fringe

This just in from Jorian Gardner for Fringe 2014:
Fringe Director Jorian Gardner today announced the appointment of Amy Louise Dunham to the position of Creative Producer for the February 2014 event.
“Amy is a well-loved and accomplished young artist working across a range of fields including theatre, live music and dance,” said Gardner. “Aside from her [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

By 2 January 2014
DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 3 January 2014

[ 3 January 2014 to 5 January 2014. ]

Somewhat alarmingly the first weekend of 2014 is hard upon us!

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your suggestions in the comments.

David Finnigan with you don’t have to be rich

By 31 December 2013
David Finnigan with you don't have to be rich

Arguably the best thing to come out of Canberra David Finnigan has graced the Rizal Fountain Raps and it’s worth looking at:
The fourth series of The Rizal Fountain Raps sees Too Many Weapons (or David Finnigan, Georgie McAuley, Jordan Prosser & Sam Burns-Warr) return to the creativity-breeding grounds of Penrith in NSW to perform a [...]

DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

By 19 December 2013
DIY Wotz on Guide for the weekend of 20 December 2013

[ 20 December 2013 to 22 December 2013. ]

Alright party peoples the year might be winding down but we all still need to get out of our hideous domestic situations before murder is done.

What’s worth seeing and doing around town this coming weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Naked Girls Reading impressions

By 12 December 2013
Naked Girls Reading impressions

So last night I went to go see Naked Girls Reading at the Polit Bar.
Now in interest of full disclosure: Naked Girls Reading event is run by Tiffany Blue who happens to be a member of the Sass & Tease Collective which I am also a part of. Also most of the readers were also [...]

Hotel Incognito! 24 hours of improvised comedy

By 11 December 2013

[ 13 December 2013 to 14 December 2013. ] “Hotel Incognito” will consist of 24 shows running approximately 45 minutes, starting on the hour, every hour, from 8pm Friday 13 December and running until 8pm Saturday 14 December. That’s right there will be shows running all night and all day, so if you rock up at 3am there will be an episode being performed.

Set in [...]

Cell Block 69 – Christmas with Corey !

By 5 December 2013
Cell Block 69 - Christmas with Corey !

[ 20 December 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Have you finished your Xmas present shopping ? Have you even started ? It’s the year two thousand and nineteen eighty thirteen and Cell Block 69 have the perfect gift for you. The gift that just keeps gifting. And that gift is Rock n Roll (and to a lesser extent, synth pop).

Corey is returning to [...]

You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

By 3 December 2013
You Are Here secures $85,000 in funding

They look fairly happy about it.
Today Joy Burch and Andrew Barr announced $85,000 in joint funding for You Are Here, Canberra’s little festival that could.
They did this in the alleyway behind Impact Comics.

You Are Here have used this space as a venue during the festival before, but on those occasions the traffic had been blocked [...]

Weinstein bails on Canberra

By 21 November 2013
Weinstein bails on Canberra

The SMH has the bombshell news that Harvey Weinstein is standing Canberra up and won’t be coming for the huge celebrations being planned for him.
When we hear more on the impacts of this we’ll let you know but we’re hearing the events are being shelved.

Canberra International Film Festival in trailers

By 31 October 2013
Canberra International Film Festival in trailers

Last night the Canberra International Film Festival kicked off for 2013 with some rather nice speeches (including by the US Ambassador who’s under some heat back home over the content of the festival he’s promoting).
There was champagne for the important people (I know Goosepig and I were because the girl who handed me my tickets [...]

Biami in Glebe Park

By 25 October 2013
Biami in Glebe Park

Word reaches us of something a little bit different in town for the Centenary of Canberra Children’s Festival:
Biami, a local production specially commissioned for the Centenary of Canberra children’s festival, is a cross-country collaboration between a Wiradjuri man from central western NSW and a Noongar playwright and poet from Western Australia.
Co-creator Duncan Smith, who hails [...]

Carnival of Venice Opera at Albert Hall

By 24 October 2013

[ 1 November 2013 to 3 November 2013. ] A night of opera, a banquet, masquerade masks, some fireworks, and ice cream you say?

Carnival of Venice is a thing that is happening at Albert Hall and you should go for all the reasons I mentioned above.

This event contains more culture than I know what to do with. You could go to this night and [...]

The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

By 23 October 2013
The Haunted Sword at the ANU Arts Centre

[ 24 October 2013; 6:30 pm; 25 October 2013; 6:30 pm; ]

A cross-dressed version of the Japanese classic drama Kagotsurube will be performed at the ANU Arts Centre this Thursday and Friday by the ANU Za Kabuki troupe.

Founded in 1976, the troupe is made of ANU students of various nationalities and backgrounds, most of whom are studying Japanese language and culture.

In traditional Kabuki only males [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

By 17 October 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 17th of October 2013

[ 17 October 2013 to 21 October 2013. ]

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you….

YOUR WEEKEND!

And what a weekend we have in store for you! Comedy, politics, bikes, music, ping pong, tweed…

AND THOMAS THE FREAKING TANK ENGINE!

Add your suggestions in the comments below, then get planning!

Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

By 16 October 2013
Kids, Creatures, & 100 Harlequins at Glebe Park

[ 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. 25 October 2013 to 26 October 2013. ]

A massive pile of family entertainment is coming your way ladies and gentlemen. A collection of the finest performers from Canberra and interstate, headed by event mastermind Elena Kirschbaum, will turn Glebe Park into a storybook wonderland next Saturday and Friday.

Just have a look at how ridiculously fun this stuff sounds.

The packed program for Kids, [...]

Empire Circus

By 12 October 2013

Mrs Deref and I went to the circus last night.
Empire is set up in the Spiegeltent – a glorious retro creation worthy of the Skywhale – in Civic Square. A significant crowd had already gathered by 7:00pm, half an hour before the advertised start, the early arrivers sitting at tables and the rest standing around [...]

Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

By 10 October 2013
Shaw Vineyard Estate Blind Tasting Show at the Street Theatre

[ 18 October 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

This sounds fascinating.

Forget dinner and a show, wine and a show sounds much more my speed.

Canberra District winery, Shaw Vineyard Estate will be supporting and actively participating in the annual Good Food Month program – a month long food and wine program by Fairfax which, for the first time in 2013, expands beyond Sydney to [...]

Doctor Who Dr. Sketchy’s

By 8 October 2013
Doctor Who Dr. Sketchy's

Burlesque Life Drawing blows a hole in the space-time continuum to celebrate 50 years of Doctor Wh0
Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School Canberra, Impact Comics and Scope Mt Stromlo have combined forces to save you from the sterile, boring, badly lit, life drawing studios and the bored, silent, robotic models.
Come and draw amazing models dressed as your [...]

Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease – A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

By 8 October 2013
Tease And Tearaways presents: Trick or Tease - A Basement Halloween Spooktacular!

[ 25 October 2013; 8:00 pm; ]

Canberra’s hottest bands and burlesque night is conjuring up a night of ghoulish entertainment on 25th October at the Basement in Belconnen!

Featuring:
Darkc3ll: Brisbane’s industrial rockers who’ll be celebrating the release of their second album, ‘Dark Verses’.
Horrorwood Mannequins: A 4 piece horror punk riot from Sydney.
Domino: A Sydney based metal/prog monstrosity who’s debut album has been receiving [...]

That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan’s new book launching at The Phoenix

By 30 September 2013
That Place of Infested Roads, Andrew Galan's new book launching at The Phoenix

[ 23 October 2013; 7:30 pm; ]

Andrew Galan has shared with us the very exciting news about his upcoming book launch:

On Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm, Australian Capital Territory writer Andrew Galan launches his first poetry book, That place of infested roads, at Canberra’s Phoenix Pub. Published by leading UK alternative poetry publisher Knives Forks and Spoons Press, the book combines works [...]

Hindmarsh Group sponsoring the Canberra Theatre

By 26 September 2013

The Hindmarsh Group have announced their patronage of the Canberra Theatre Centre for the next three years:
Hindmarsh, one of Australia’s leading property and construction companies, will become a principal sponsor of the Canberra Theatre Centre in 2014 with a three year commitment to help kick-start the Centre’s vocational education and training program.
ACT Arts Minister Joy [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

By 26 September 2013
DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of the 27th of September

[ 26 September 2013 to 30 September 2013. ]

The ends are the best parts of many things, like weeks for example!

However it’s up to you to really make sure you get those most out of these weekend thingies, so here’s a quick guide to help.

As always leave your own helpful suggestions in the comments below!

CJ Bowerbird at TEDxCanberra

By 24 September 2013
CJ Bowerbird at TEDxCanberra

Canberra has produced many extraordinary poets in recent times. So many, and so good, that they reach out of the poetry niche and startle members of the general public bored with bad poetry in long ago schoolrooms.
Chris Huet (aka CJ Bowerbird) is one such and TEDxCanberra has been good enough to put his recent presentation [...]

Little Shop of Horrors at Erindale Theatre

By 23 September 2013
Little Shop of Horrors at Erindale Theatre

[ 17 October 2013 to 2 November 2013. ]

Canberra Philharmonic are doing Little Shop of Horrors!

Feed me Seymore!

The show will be running from the 17th of October to the 2nd November at Erindale Theatre in Wanniassa.

One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version [...]

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